Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 11, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. 

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.”  She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. 

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.



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Simply awesome. I highly encourage everyone - especially women in the workforce - to read it. Read full review

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In 2011, I was fortunate enough to attend Sheryl s keynote speech at Grace Hoppers conference in Portland, OR. She spoke on the same points she elaborate on in this book. At that time, coming from a ... Read full review

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Contents

Internalizing the Revolution
3
Sit at the Table
27
Success and Likeability
39
Its a Jungle Gym Not a Ladder
52
Are You My Mentor?
64
Seek and Speak Your Truth
77
Dont Leave Before You Leave
92
Make Your Partner a Real Partner
104
The Myth of Doing It
121
Lets Start Talking About
140
Working Together Toward Equality
159
Lets Keep Talking
173
Notes
183
Index
219
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About the author (2013)

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer
Facebook
 
Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.
 
Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.
 
Sheryl is the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.
 
Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her son and daughter.




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